ALA 239: Designer frameworks and robot designers

In Issue No. 239 of A List Apart, for people who make websites:

Frameworks for Designers

by Jeff Croft

Frameworks like Rails, Django, jQuery, and the Yahoo User Interface library have improved web developers’ lives by handling routine tasks. The same idea can work for designers. Learn how to harness the power of tools, libraries, conventions, and best practices to focus creative thought and energy on what is unique about each project.

You Are Not a Robot

by Jonathan Kahn

Are we not (wo)men? Cut us and we bleed. Present us with a problem and we solve it—using judgement, experience, and the ability to generalize. Learn why machines will never be able to do our jobs, and how knowing that fact can build respect for the profession.

Plus, in Editor’s Choice, this memento from our 22 August 2005 relaunch:

When You Are Your Own Client, Who Are You Going To Make Fun Of At The Bar?

by Jim Coudal

Should your blog have a business? Jim Coudal shares insights into the adventure of transitioning from client services to product creation.

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